Scar Management & Physiotherapy/Medical Tattooing

An effective way of treating scars that are discoloured or altered in pigmentation and stand out because of the difference in colour compared to the surrounding normal skin

Medical tattooing (also known as Micro Pigmentation) can be used for a wide range of issues.

Visible abnormalities on the body can greatly impact many individuals’ psychological wellbeing. Medical tattooing can be used to combat this negative impact by improving the look of these visible abnormalities, leading to more self-confidence and a greater sense of pride in your appearance.

Medical tattoos are translucent and match the natural tones and hues of normal skin. During medical tattooing, medically certified pigment is embedded into the dermal layer of the skin.  

Medical tattoos can be used for a wide range of conditions; for example, they are often used after mastectomy to restore a natural shading and appearance to the areola area. In addition, medical tattooing can treat many other conditions such as Scarring, Skin grafts, Cleft lip, Port wine stains, Vitiligo, lack of pigmentation in the skin and lack of hair on brows, lash line and scalp. 

Medical tattooing is a very effective treatment to restore and remove pigmentation from the skin. It can be used for a variety of different abnormalities to improve the appearance of the skin.  

One of the most common uses of medical tattooing is for areola tattooing after breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure helps restore a natural shading and appearance to the areola area, providing women with a more natural appearance and definition. This treatment, along with other similar treatments, can help restore confidence and dramatically improve body image.  

The ink used for normal body tattoos is a large molecule and therefore is too large to travel through the layers of the skin, meaning it will remain where it is initially implanted. In contrast, the medically certified pigment used in medical tattooing is a much smaller molecule that, despite being implanted in the same area as ink, can travel through other layers of the skin. As a result, the lymph breaks down the pigment and gets rid of it, leading to fading. 

As a result of the ability for the pigment to travel through the other layers of the skin, this means that the colour will begin to fade. The speed at which the colour fades differs between each person but this is usually between 1 and 5 years. After this time, it is necessary to have a top up in order to maintain the colour of your medical tattooing 

For the first week post medical tattooing, you should avoid excessive water exposure, exposure to UV rays (from the sun, tanning beds etc.), touching the area, using cosmetics on the treated area and use of pollutants which may lead to infection. 

Procedure Overview 

  • Medical pigmentation is embedded into the skin in order alter the appearance of a part of the body  
  • Can be used to treat a number of different conditions, including scarring, lack of pigmentation and vitiligo 
  • Tattoos typically retain their colour for around 1 to 5 years. After this time, a top up will then be necessary
  • Local anaesthetic cream will be applied in order to limit pain and discomfort
  • You will have an initial consultation with an expert specialist in this area 


Medical tattooing is incredibly versatile. 

It can be used to create the appearance of fuller or more defined eyebrows for individuals who have experienced hair loss due to alopecia, chemotherapy, or other medical conditions. The technique can also be used to create the illusion of hair strokes for those with sparse eyebrows. 

For individuals who have lost their eyelashes due to chemotherapy or other medical treatments, medical tattooing can be used to create the appearance of natural eyelashes. This technique involves applying pigment to the lash line to mimic the look of real eyelashes. 

In addition to cosmetic uses, medical tattooing can also be used to address hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation involves depositing pigment into the scalp to create the appearance of hair follicles. This can be particularly beneficial for people with male or female pattern baldness, as well as those who have lost hair due to medical treatments or conditions. 

The cost of medical tattooing depends on the area or areas being treated and you will be given a full quote for any potential treatment during and following your initial consultation with one of our expert medical tattooists.  

Prior to the tattooing, local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area therefore you should not feel any extreme pain and discomfort, but you may feel some slight pain and discomfort during the procedure.  

"I had a skin graft 5 years ago and have been really self conscious about the skin colour difference of the graft skin. I found Rae online and from our first consultation I knew I was in safe hands. She has always been incredibly honest about the results I can expect and has constantly adapted to the particular way my skin has responded to the treatment. I'm so pleased that I decided on medical tattooing with Rae and already feel more complete and self confident, knowing that Rae will do all she can to meet my expectations, without promising unrealistic results. I wholeheartedly recommend Rae to anyone considering medical tattooing, she has been so supportive, considerate and understanding of my needs."

"Rae did an incredible job with medical tattooing a scar that had troubled me for some time. After being told by many that nothing could be done, Rae was confident she could help and it was a pleasant experience overall. Highly recommend."


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